Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wilbur May Museum


While in Reno, we also visited the Wilbur May Museum and Arboretum. The museum displays were well done and well lit.

Big-game hunter trophy room
Wilbur May led an interesting life. He was a business man, a rancher, a big-game hunter, an aviator, a soldier, a traveller, and a philanthropist. The museum houses and displays many of the items he collected during his life.
Rifles and guns from all eras
Hand gun collection
Musical instruments
Tribal masks from around the world
Tribal art and weapons
Tribal art and everyday essentials
Beautifully made silver
Venetian glass
Collectibles from the Iron Age
Collectibles from Egyptian tombs
Ivory and Pottery from the Orient
 The Wilbur May Museum is an amazing place. Plan to check it out when in Reno.

12 comments:

  1. I read the article about W.M. To say he led an interesting life is an understatement!

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  2. Thanks for another tour! I would love to go spend a day there...

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  3. That does look amazing. What a collection. But I have to say, poor animals...

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  4. what an interesting museum! Such a diverse collection. Looks like you had a fabulous trip. g

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  5. You really captured the variety of displays that were in the Museum. It was so interesting!

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  6. I've been in Reno many times but have missed that museum. I will definitely see it the next time! Thanks for the tip!

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  7. So interesting...thanks for sharing. We have never been to Reno...

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  8. Looks like a fine place..I could spend an hour or three there..looks like an awesome collection:)

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  9. Wow, that place is like a mansion! Did they have any of his airplanes in the collection?

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